Second Social Network Teaser Still Selling the Danger Angle

Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010) Movie Image

The second teaser trailer for David Fincher’s “The Social Network” has arrived online, and it still insists that it’s a life-and-death thriller that needs to be seen otherwise you might all die! Or something to that effect. Lots of voiceover and fast typing promising action, sex, and violence — ah, who are we kidding. It’s about a bunch of college kids that made a website, then got pissed at each other, and then started suing each other. I don’t care how Fincher and the studio tries to sell this, at the end of the day, this is just a movie about some college dorks who made a website called Facebook.

Still, the whole narrative they’re going for with the movie’s publicity is awfully intriguing. I wonder which studio suit came up with the idea to try to sell the movie as some kind of life-and-death crime thriller?

Starring Joseph Mazzello, Jesse Eisenberg, Rashida Jones, Brenda Song, Rooney Mara, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Malese Jow, Max Minghella, Trevor Wright, Dakota Johnson, and directed by David Fincher.

Coming to a website near you October 1, 2010.

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  • Kevin Klawitter

    Actually, that's a lie. The trailer never claims that the movie will be full of violence or action. Just intense interpersonal drama. A movie can still be thrilling without a fistfight or car chase, you know.

    Of course, you don't care, because you're too busy pretending to be cool by bashing this movie.

  • ErickKwon

    Yeah, but the breathless tone of the trailers seem entirely too grave and dramatic for the story of what is nothing more than a succession of douchebags being douchey to one another.

  • Kevin Klawitter

    How do you know the tone is too dramatic? Have you SEEN the movie? Have you read the screenplay? Or are you just guessing wildly?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Actually it never says anything about violence or action. says life-and-death thriller, Which doesn't necesarily mean action or violence. I think you're just too cuaght up in your defense of the film to care. LoL. It does seem like a silly premise for a film, especially one by David Fincher. Really the guy that made “Se7en,” and “Fight Club” is making a movie about Facebook. WOW! I know the Myspace people are maaad!!!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    That's not a “lie”. That's an “opinion”. You know, that thing everyone has a right to have? For instance, in MY OPINION the movie is being marketed as some intense, dramatic thriller (when, as Erick says, it's just a flick about a bunch of douchey college dorks doing douchey things to one another), whereas in YOUR OPINION it is perfectly acceptable and dramatic, as you are prone to melodrama (as your response clearly demonstrates). See, two perfectly different opinions. Now you aren't the kind of close-minded individual who begrudge others an opinion that doesn't follow in lock-step with yours, are you?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    No one does that on here Nix. Not at all…oh wait, wait yeah they do. There's a whole crap load of it going on in ALL the Last Airbender posts. LoL.

  • Kevin Klawitter

    So, if you say the color of your baseball cap is “Blue”, but I insist it is “armageddon”, what I say is just as valid, and you should be punished for insisting that the color of your hat is called “Blue”?

    Opinion only goes so far. Where YOU crossed the line is when you and Erick began to deliberately misrepresent the movie. You wrote, “lots of voiceover and fast typing promising action, sex, and violence” when the trailer promises no action or violence, and the only reference to sex is a throwaway line about groupies.

    What “The Social Network” is is an intense drama that happens to be about computer programmers. Anybody who has followed technology since the dotcom boom knows how cutthroat the industry can be. I'm not being intolerant of people with different opinions. I'm being intolerant of people who are willfully ignorant of what the movie is truly about.

    And I'M the one who's melodramatic? All I said was that your description of the trailer promising violence, action, and sex was a lie, which as I pointed out earlier, is entirely true. How is that more melodramatic than YOU using such descriptions as “it's just a flick about a bunch of douchey college dorks doing douchey things to one another”?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    It was sarcasm dude. Get over yourself.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    LOL. Should have known. No wonder you took such umbrage with the post. You are completely dry and boring and humorless. Good luck with that.

  • ErickKwon

    No, I haven't read the script or seen the movie, I just know what happened in real life.